EnoCert

Enocert LogoFrom labeling laws to wine flaws, winery employees can hone their skills through the new EnoCert program launched by the Cornell Enology Extension program. Developed with input from a wine industry advisory council, certificates can be earned through a combination of classroom and online learning in four areas: harvest technology, tasting room education, wine production and analysis, and advanced winery operations. “Tasting room staff are on the front line interacting with consumers, and they need basic knowledge of enology and viticulture as well as strong sensory and sales skills,” said Anna Katharine Mansfield, associate professor of enology. “On the winemaking side, we are offering winery safety and sanitation now, with plans for advanced courses in wine microbiology and chemistry in the next year.”